His Holiness has said on many times that its possible that the next Dalai Lama will be female. Robert Thurman, during this interview, gave his take on why His Holiness would choose to reincarnate as a female Dalai Lama.

“He is for world peace,” Thurman said. “He thinks women are less likely to use the nuclear option or go ballistic over this or that than the male, therefore it might be good to set an example to let the next Tibetan leader be a woman.”

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